Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 23 - Decorators





Decorators





This Day In History
484
Huneric dies and is succeeded by his nephew Gunthamund, who becomes king of the Vandals. During his reign the Catholics are free from persecutions.
1783
George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
1823
A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.
1938
The first modern coelacanth is discovered in South Africa.
1947
The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
1970
The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, New York is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.
1986
Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial or ground refueling.


Famous Birthdays
245
Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra
1689
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, French composer (d. 1755)
1732
Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (d. 1792)
1790
Jean-Fran├žois Champollion, French Egyptologist (d. 1832)
1822
Wilhelm Bauer, German inventor and engineer who built several hand-powered submarines (d. 1875)
1919
Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (d. 2006)
1935
Paul Hornung, American football player
1938
Bob Kahn, American Internet pioneer
1961
Carol Smillie, British television personality
1971
Corey Haim, Canadian actor (d. 2010)
1976
Brad Lidge, American baseball player

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